Global status of Scleractinia, Alcyonaria, Antipatharia, Stylasterina and Milleporina in the tropical western Atlantic: guidelines and assessment

Kathleen Sealey, R. Roca, E. C. Peters, M. Chiappone

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Abstract

The methodology developed by the US Nature Conservancy's Biological and Conservation Database System was applied to the ranking and assessment of benthic cnidarians of the tropical W Atlantic: 147 species of shallow-water Scleractinia, Alcyonaria, Antipatharia, Stylasterina and Milleporina coral species were evaluated for taxonomic status, distribution, habitat requirements, ecology, and susceptibility to threats. The project produced a dynamic database within the Biological and Conservation Database that applies consistent criteria to the ranking of corals and provided a methodology for setting protection priorities. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the colloquium on global aspects of coral reefs, Miami, 1993
EditorsR.N. Ginsburg, F.G.W. Smith
PublisherUniversity of Miami, RSMAS
Pages80-86
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Sealey, K., Roca, R., Peters, E. C., & Chiappone, M. (1994). Global status of Scleractinia, Alcyonaria, Antipatharia, Stylasterina and Milleporina in the tropical western Atlantic: guidelines and assessment. In R. N. Ginsburg, & F. G. W. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of the colloquium on global aspects of coral reefs, Miami, 1993 (pp. 80-86). University of Miami, RSMAS.